Banned Books Week

Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 26 - October 3, 2009

The First Amendment guarantees us freedom of speech. It protects us from censorship at any level. We have the right to say what we want, to express ourselves in books, in art, and in life. And with that right we can read what we want and we can think as individuals.

Banned Books Week was established by the American Library Association as a celebration of our rights.

Celebrate the Freedom to Read by reading some of the following books:

Adolescents Today
(John S. Dacey)
American Heritage Dictionary The Art of Love
As I Lay Dying
(William Faulkner)
The BibleBlack Poets
(Dudley Randall)
Catcher in the Rye
(J.D. Salinger)
The Canterbury Tales
(Geoffrey Chaucer)
The Color Purple
(Alice Walker)
(Stephen King)
Don Quixote
(Miguel de Cervantes)
(Bram Stoker)
Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die!
(R.L. Stine)
Gulliver's Travels
(Johnathan Swift)
The Handmaid's Tale
(Margaret Atwood)
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
(J. K. Rowling)
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
(Maya Angelou)
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
(Peter Matthiessen)
The Joy of Sex
(Alex Comfort)
King Lear
(William Shakespeare)
The Lathe of Heaven
(Ursula K. Le Guin)
The Little Mermaid
(Hans Christian Andersen)
The Lorax
(Dr. Seuss)
The Lord of the Flies
(William Goldring)
Le Morte D'Arthur
(Sir Thomas Malory)
Mother Goose: Old Nursery Rhymes
(illustrator - Arthur Rackham)
Native Son
(Richard Wright)
Oedipus Rex
Of Mice and Men
(John Steinbeck)
On the Origin of Species
(Charles Darwin)
The Prince
(Niccolo Machiavelli)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
(Mildred Taylor)
Ryan White: My Own Story
(Ryan White)
(Oscar Wilde)
The Scarlet Letter
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
School Girls
(Peggy Orenstein)
(Kurt Vonnegut)
To Kill a Mockingbird
(Harper Lee)
Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare
Uncle Tom's Cabin
(Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Women in Love
(D. H. Lawrence)
Zen Buddhism
(D.T. Suzuki)

To find out if the Loyola Libraries own any of these titles or any other banned books, please check the online catalog PEGASUS.

To learn more about Banned Book Week and the organizations that support it, try the following links: American Library Association, Loyola University Libraries, Banned Books, Banned Books Online, Bonfire of Liberties, Banned Books & Censorship, Censored, The Forbidden Library, and Amnesty International Banned Books.

For more information on censorship and the First Amendment use these links: The Bill of Rights, The First Amendment, Intellectual Freedom, The File Room, and Loyola University.

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